BioScience Academy Receives Additional Funding

May 18th, 2016 in Uncategorized.

Boston University’s BioScience Academy has received nearly $100K to train unemployed and/or underemployed Massachusetts residents with additional skills for jobs in life sciences. This award is part of more than $2 million in grants from the Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund (WCTF) that supports regional partnerships between businesses, educational institutions, community-based organizations and workforce development groups. The... More

Capitalizing on a Teachable Moment Motivates Parents of Kids with Asthma to Quit Smoking

May 17th, 2016 in Uncategorized.

First Study to Prospectively Test the Effectiveness of a Teachable Moment Parents who smoke are more likely to quit smoking after receiving motivational smoking cessation counseling following a “teachable moment” (TM) such as witnessing their child experience an asthma attack. The study, which appears in the journal Addiction, also found that in-home counseling visits, including feedback on... More

Barriers to Integrated Pediatric Dental Care Common at Federal Health Centers

May 4th, 2016 in Featured, Research.

Time constraints, professional boundaries, and a lack of training and shared electronic medical records are among the key reasons why oral health often is not integrated into pediatric primary care at federally qualified health centers, according to a new study led by a School of Public Health researcher. The study, published in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease, More

Air Pollution Not Tied to Weight Gain in Adult Women

April 25th, 2016 in Featured, Research.

In an article in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Laura White, associate professor of biostatistics, and colleagues from the Slone Epidemiology Center at BU probed the association between ambient air pollution exposure and weight gain over 16 years among a large group of African American women in the long-running Black Women’s Health Study (BWHS). More

Trustee Gives $10 Million to Redirect Fight against Prostate Cancer

April 21st, 2016 in Featured, Research.

Shipley Foundation gift will fund research in personalized medicine Each year, more than 100,000 men diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States undergo a prostatectomy, a surgical procedure that leaves most of them unable to function sexually and many of them incontinent. The majority would live just as long with no treatment at all. It’s “Dark... More

Earth Day Festival and Puppies on Talbot Green

April 14th, 2016 in Featured.

Talbot Green was the place to be on Thursday, April 14! The North Shore Animal League of America's puppy van, along with Boston Medical Center's Healing Paws therapy dogs helped spread some puppy cheer to faculty, students and staff on the Medical Campus. BUMC's Earth Day Festival also set the scene for a fun and interactive day... More

BU/VA Thank Veterans on Anniversary of Gulf War

April 13th, 2016 in Uncategorized.

n April 6, 1991, Iraq accepted the provisions of United National Security Council Resolution 687, thus ending the Gulf War. On April 9, 2016, Boston University joined with the VA Boston Healthcare System to host an event to thank those who served. Dr. Terence Keane, Associate Chief of Staff, Research and Development at the VA Boston... More

New BU Profiles Mentoring Feature

April 13th, 2016 in Announcements, Featured.

Do you consider yourself to be a Mentor, or are you looking for a Mentor in a particular area? BU Profiles has a NEW Mentoring Section which: Is highly visible and showcases faculty mentoring expertise. Makes it easy for students, trainees and faculty to find mentors across BUMC. BU Profile holders can edit their profile and add a dedicated... More

Art Days 2016

April 6th, 2016 in Featured.

Did you miss BUMC’s Art Days 2016? Take a look at this campuswide event and see who’s channeling their inner Monet.

Third Annual Giving Day Today, April 6

April 6th, 2016 in Featured.

24-hour fundraising drive: challenges, activities, social media shout-outs Today, the Boston University community will come together for the University’s third annual Giving Day, a 24-hour fundraising drive that will benefit the BU Annual Fund. In addition to raising money online, there will be activities across the Charles River and Medical Campuses and a community-wide social media... More